XOMA Prices $35 Million Offering of Depositary Shares
EMERYVILLE, Calif., April 06, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- XOMA Corporation (Nasdaq: XOMA) (“XOMA” or the “Company”) today announced the pricing of its underwritten registered public offering of 1,400,000 depositary shares at an initial public offering price of $25.00 per depositary share, raising gross proceeds of $35.0 million before deducting underwriting discounts and other estimated offering expenses. Each depositary share represents a 1/1000th fractional interest in a share of the Company’s 8.375% Series B Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock. Dividends on the Series B Preferred Stock underlying the depositary shares will be paid when declared by the Board at a fixed rate of 8.375% with liquidation preference equivalent to $25.00 per depositary share.
In connection with the offering, the Company has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 200,000 depositary shares. The offering is expected to close on or about April 9, 2021, subject to customary closing conditions.
The Company’s depositary shares are expected to begin trading on NASDAQ under the symbol “XOMAO” within 30 business days of the closing date of this offering, if approved.
The Company expects to use the net proceeds of this offering to fund the segregated dividend account and the remaining net proceeds for general corporate purposes, including funding future acquisitions of milestone and royalty rights associated with drug development programs with third-party funding.
B. Riley Securities, Inc., National Securities Corporation, Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc., and William Blair & Company are acting as joint book-runners for this offering. Aegis Capital Corp., Boenning & Scattergood, Inc., Incapital LLC, and Northland Capital Markets are acting as co-managers.
The depositary shares will be offered under the Company’s shelf registration statement on Form S-3, which was declared effective by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). The offering of these depositary shares will be made only by means of a prospectus and prospectus supplement. A copy of the prospectus and prospectus supplement relating to these securities may be obtained, when available, from the website of the SEC at http://www.sec.gov or by contacting: B. Riley Securities, Inc., 1300 17th Street North, Suite 1300, Arlington, Virginia 22209, Attn: Prospectu Department, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Telephone: (703) 312-9580.
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of the depositary shares in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation, or sale would not be permitted.
About XOMA Corporation
Safe Harbor Statement / Explanatory Notes
EXPLANATORY NOTE: Any references to “portfolio” in this press release refer strictly to milestone and/or royalty rights associated with a basket of drug products in development. Any references to “assets” in this press release refer strictly to milestone and/or royalty rights associated with individual drug products in development. References to royalties or royalty rates strictly refer to future potential payment streams regardless of whether or not they are technically defined as royalties in the underlying contractual agreement; further, any rates referenced herein are subject to potential future contractual adjustments.
As of the date of this press release, all assets in XOMA’s milestone and royalty portfolio are investigational compounds. Efficacy and safety have not been established. There is no guarantee that any of these assets will become commercially available.
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